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Tuesday, March 27th
9:15pm-12:30am |$10 – $20
RIDGEWAY ARTS PRESENTS

ROMAIN PILON AND THE CJC BLUE ENSEMBLE

Romain Pilon grew up in France and started to play the guitar at the age of 10 inspired by AC/DC’s lead guitarist, Angus Young. Romain studied with various private teachers in his hometown before entering the Jazz Conservatory of Chambery in 1997. After auditionning for the famous Berklee College of Music, he was awarded a scholarship and moved to Boston for 4 years where he studied with world class musicians including Mick Goodrick, Hal Crook, Dave Santoro, Joe Lovano and Peter Bernstein. During his studies Romain was presented with 3 Berklee College music awards and in 2002 his quartet opened for Pat Metheny, representing the entire school guitar department of over 1000 students. Whilst in Boston Romain performed Christian Scott’s debut CD featuring Walter Smith III.

After receiving his degree in Jazz Perfomance, Romain moved to New York where he played with musicians like Ferenc Nemeth, Lionel Loueke, Seamus Blake, Matt Brewer, Carlos Henriquez, Jerome Sabbagh, Albert Sanz, Rob Stillman…

Now based in Paris, aside from performance and his own artistic projects, Romain teaches jazz improvisation, composition and guitar. He has played in many prestigious venues and festivals such as Malta Jazz Festival, Pizza Express (London), Jazz Bar (Edinburgh), Jazz in Marciac, Jazz à Couches, Crescent Jazz Club,Wally’s (Boston), Duc des Lombards, Sunset/ Sunside (Paris),Centro Quatro(Belo Horyzonte),Recife…

In 2004 he formed his band with tenor saxophonist David Prez, the David Prez/ Romain Pilon Group. To date, they have released two CDs to critical aclaim, “…probably one of the most sincere and enthousiasthic jazz groups to emerge in france” Jazz Magazine-Jazzman.

Since 2010 he is a member of the Paris Jazz Underground collective, reuniting six autonomous musicians who aim at exposing their music through their combined endeavor. Their last album received the highest rating in Jazz magazine (Choc).

His first trio record as a leader, recorded in Ny, with Colin Stranahan (dr) and Matt Brewer (bs) was released in April 2012. It was selected among the 7 “Chocs”(highest rating) of august in Jazz magazine, also among the 6 best releases in Jazz News August 2012.

In october 2013 he released his new album “Colorfield” feat. Walter Smith III on tenor, Jamire Williams on drums and Michael Janisch on bass. Colorfield was awarded 4 stars in Jazzwise and the FInancial Times, also listed as the top 6 albums on november ‘ Jazz News.

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KALÍ RODRÍGUEZ-PEÑA WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

CLOSED THIS EVENING

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”

TERRY DISLEY JAZZ & ROCK EXPERIENCE

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”

KAZEMDE GEORGE TRIO

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”

KAZEMDE GEORGE TRIO

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”

THE INCOMPARABLE VOCALS OF AZURE MCCALL & HER LITTLE BIG BAND!

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”

CLOSED THIS EVENING

THE RUCKUS SESSIONS!! — “A GLASPER TRIBUTE”

THE RODNEY RUCKUS “GLASPER PIANO SET”

THE RUCKUS SESSIONS!! — “A GLASPER TRIBUTE”

THE RODNEY RUCKUS “GLASPER PIANO SET”

THE RUCKUS SESSIONS!! — “A GLASPER TRIBUTE”

SAXOPHONIST JACK SHEEHAN WITH THE RODNEY RUCKUS TRIO

THE RUCKUS SESSIONS!! — “A GLASPER TRIBUTE” WITH MANY SPECIAL GUESTS!

LATE NIGHT DJ SESSION WITH RUCKUS (FREE!)

JACK SHEEHAN WITH THE RODNEY RUCKUS TRIO

THE RUCKUS SESSIONS!! — “A GLASPER TRIBUTE” WITH LOTS OF SPECIAL GUESTS!

LATE NIGHT DJ SESSION WITH RUCKUS (FREE!)

THE RUCKUS SESSIONS!! — “A GLASPER TRIBUTE”

CLOSED THIS EVENING

FREDDY CLARK & WOBBLY WORLD

THE ROD HARRIS GUITAR TRIO

S.A.N.A.H. — THE GROOVE COLLECTIVE FT. ROD HARRIS ON GUITAR

THE ROD HARRIS GUITAR TRIO

S.A.N.A.H. – THE GROOVE COLLECTIVE FT. THANA ALEXA (VOCALS) & ROD HARRIS (GUITAR)

REN GEISICK & THE RENEGADES

S.A.N.A.H. — THE GROOVE COLLECTIVE FT. THANA ALEXA (VOCALS) & ROD HARRIS (GUITAR)

DANIELLE WERTZ + 4 – “A NEW TAKE ON THE CLASSIC AMERICAN SONGBOOK!”

S.A.N.A.H. — THE GROOVE COLLECTIVE FT. THANA ALEXA (VOCALS) & ROD HARRIS (GUITAR)

S.A.N.A.H. — THE GROOVE COLLECTIVE FT. ROD HARRIS ON GUITAR

CLOSED THIS EVENING

THE NICK LAMB PIANO TRIO

THE LAMB JAM COLLECTIVE

THE BLACK CAT TRIO

THE RAVIV MARKOVITZ GROUP

THE SOULFUL VOCALS OF LILAN KANE WITH HER BAND

THE RAVIV MARKOVITZ GROUP

AYA TAKAZAWA COLLECTIVE FT. LYLE LINK (SAX), MATT CLARK (PIANO), AKIRA TANA (DRUMS), KENGO NAKAMURA (BASS)

GENR8R

DANIELLE WERTZ AND HER SWINGIN’ BAND

GENR8R

GRAMMY WINNING SAM BARSH & FRIENDS!

CLOSED THIS EVENING

CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT

THE TERRY DISLEY JAZZ/ROCK EXPERIENCE

HRISTO VITCHEV FT. LORCA HART (DRUMS) & BRIAN HO (HAMMOND B3 ORGAN)

THE BLACK CAT TRIO

THE HENCHMEN STREET GROUP

THE WILL BRAHM “HOMENAJE” GROUP!

JACQUES LESURE AND HIS JAZZ GROOVE COLLECTIVE FT. MANY SPECIAL GUESTS!

AMY DABALOS & GROUP

JACQUES LESURE AND HIS JAZZ GROOVE COLLECTIVE FT. MANY SPECIAL GUESTS!

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CLOSED THIS EVENING

ILLY BOGART

TONY TIXIER TRIO

ADAM LARSON GROUP

TONY TIXIER TRIO

ADAM LARSON GROUP

TONY TIXIER TRIO

ADAM LARSON GROUP

TONY TIXIER TRIO

ADAM LARSON GROUP